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Resource Guide:
Middle East Politics

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Political Institutions and Public Administration Middle East JQ 1758 - 1852
Political Institutions and Public Administration Arab CountriesJQ 1850
Political Institutions and Public Administration Islamic Countries JQ 1852
Arab-Israeli Conflict DS 119.75
Islam and State BP 173.6

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Middle East politics and government
  • Middle East – Administrative and Political Divisions – Maps
  • Middle East – Foreign relations
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Arabian Peninsula – Politics and Government – Bibliography
  • Egypt – Politics and Government 1970-1981
  • Palestinian National Authority
  • Israel-Arab War, 1967
  • Suez Canal (Egypt)
  • Iraq – Boundaries – Iran
  • Petroleum – Middle East

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
A history of Iran: empire of the mind DS 272 .A94 2008
Israel in the Middle East : documents and readings…pre-1948 to the presentDS 126.5 .I784 2007
The forever warDS 79.76 .F53 2008
The making of a human bomb: an ethnography of Palestinian resistance HV 6433 .P25 A28 2009
The peace business money and power in the Palestine-Israel conflicte-Book
Iraqi Kurdistan political development and emergent democracy e-Book
Middle East patterns: places, peoples, and politics DS 49.7 .H377 1989
Behind the silken curtain: …diplomacy in Palestine and the Middle EastREMOTE DS 126.4 .C75 1947
The politics of Palestinian nationalism DS 119.7 .Q7 1973

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Middle East Review of International Affairs
  • Middle East
  • Middle East Monitor: The Gulf
  • Middle East Policy
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Israel Affairs
  • Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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